Trees Tumble to Huffy Storm Doris!

After the arrival of Storm Doris the St Thomas Churchyard suffered some tree loss, the trees fell over grave stones and created their own dangers. The Church reminded everyone that is was a closed Church yard and that the responsibility laid with the City Council.

17155923_ Storm Doris 2017 March Wednesfield Grave yard

Picture taken by Paul Banks.

Residents of Wednesfield North who have relatives in the church yard contacted me, as did lots of individuals following the publicity on social media. I publicly thanked a person who had been active in reducing the fallen tree with a chain saw one Mr Paul Banks.

I agreed to contact the City Council, which I did. And here is the response I have received.

“I can confirm that the majority of the tree has been removed from the cemetery, unfortunately there is a large root that cannot be removed, because of site restrictions in the cemetery.”


I am making further enquiries about the issue and will keep everyone informed, when I have some further information.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more